Clint Smith

Author and teacher

Grantee Cohort Spring 2018

Dr. Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, a 2017 recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the National Science Foundation. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New Republic and he has delivered two popular TED Talks, The Danger of Silence & How to Raise a Black Son in America.

Clint is a Bearing Witness Fellow, which is for writers of exceptional talent, enabling them to complete projects that speak to the human cost of mass incarceration.